Archive for December, 2008

Another reason to love

December 7, 2008

renee-klein1Last night, on our way to Chinatown for our weekly Moo Shu Pork and Pan Fried Noodles with Vegetables, it started to snow.  Snow in New York is one of the most beautiful winter holiday experiences.   I say this because its important to remember the beautiful parts of the holiday season when it typically is one filled with an extraordinary amount of stress.

Anyone who has read this blog knows that in times of severe anxiety, I often go straight to my favorite web site,  There is something relaxing, meditative, (sigh)… calming about looking at different color palettes.  I feel like a mushy bowl of jello just thinking about the cute British way they spell color with a “u”.

Which is why I was happy to discover that has now made the most adorable note cards from its most popular color palettes!  Not only does this website defrazzle my nerves with soothing palettes that settle all firing neurons back into place, but they just solved my gift-giving dilema of unique but inexpensive gifts!  A dozen for me, please!



Yum for the holidays

December 4, 2008

zoe-schaeffer1I know it might be weird to blog about a blog but I am currently fixated on It’s created by the most darling Parisian girl, the photos remind me of those in Gourmet and there is an archive of tons of unique recipes. I recently made the “wholesome banana bars” which were scarfed down by family members within just two days.  When the economy is down , you can always be frivolous in the kitchen!  And there are  great  ideas for holiday  dinner parties.